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Rapper Trouble killed in home invasion at ‘friend’s’ home

Rapper Trouble killed in home invasion at ‘friend’s’ home

Rapper Trouble, best known for his music showing the grittier side of life in his hometown of Atlanta, was killed in a shooting early Sunday, authorities said. He was 34 years old.

Trouble, real name Mariel Semonte Orr, died during a 3:20 a.m. home invasion at Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, the doorkeeper said Sunday. speech by Rockdale County Sheriff Jedidia Canty at a press conference.

A suspect, identified as Jamichael Jones, 33, of Atlanta, was wanted on warrants based on allegations of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault, Canty said.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Def Jam, one of the rapper’s record labels, shared their condolences with Trouble’s family.

“A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represents,” the post read.

Jones, the suspect, was involved in a “domestic situation” with the woman Trouble was visiting, and he and Trouble did not know each other, Canty said.

Jones apparently entered the woman’s residence and opened fire, once striking Trouble in the chest, Canty said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, who has not been identified, was not described as injured.

As fans took to social media to mourn and express their anger over Trouble’s death, Canty said, “I know there are a lot of people who are really upset right now.”

Canty said deputies are looking at all known lairs of the suspect in a bid to bring him into custody.

Alexis Skyy, Trouble’s ex-girlfriend, announced her death on Twitter on Sunday.

“Rip @TroubleDTE”, she wrote. “I’m so sorry this happened to you, Skoob. You didn’t deserve this. Praying for your children and your family.”

Music streaming service Tidal marked the dark day by writing on Instagram, “Rest In Peace, Trouble.”

Trouble was known for songs like “Bring It Back”, “Ain’t My Fault”, and “Come Thru”, among others.

He released his first mix tape, “December 17th”, in 2011. It was quickly recognized by Complex as one of the best of the year. He was named after the date Trouble was released from prison.

Complex described Trouble’s music as showing the grittier side of Atlanta while having “considerable musicianship” and “serious pop sensibilities”.

Trouble continued to release mixtapes until 2017 before exploring the traditional album format. His last two full-length performers, “Edgewood” and “Thug Luv,” were released by labels under Universal Music Group, including Def Jam and Ear Drummer/Interscope.

Los Angeles hip-hop journalist Jeff Weiss tweeted this Trouble “rapped like a 7-foot Terminator—an invincible force of nature—but with an emotional streak, artful videos, and nimble cadences that offered perfect balance.”

“Some of the toughest street raps ever,” Weiss said. “The true is rare.”

Lindsey Pipia contributed.

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